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Where to Eat in Punta Gorda: Peace River Beer Company

Wondering where to eat in Punta Gorda, Florida? Give the Thai dishes at Peace River Beer Company a try!

Things to do in Southwest Florida with Visiting Friends & Family: Janet’s Itinerary

Do you live in Southwest Florida and looking for things to do with visiting friends or family? Here’s an itinerary for my friend Janet’s Feb. 2020 visit which includes activities in Sarasota, Punta Gorda, Englewood and North Fort Myers.

Celebrate Self-Love with Norman Love’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Collection of Chocolates

My word for 2021 is “self-love” and I’ll be celebrating February with Norman Love’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Collection of chocolates.

I Bought an Entry into the Candyman’s Gold Ticket Treasure Hunt. Now What?

I think we can all agree, 2020 is a weird, strange year. This is why I did not hesitate spending $49.98 to buy an entry into the Candyman’s Gold Ticket treasure hunt. So now what?

Best Bars in Buffalo, N.Y.

The older I get, the cooler my Western New York hometown seems to get. During a visit home, these are the best bars in Buffalo, N.Y. , I experienced.

Earning My Floridian Cred by Canoeing the Peace River Hunting for Fossils

Paddling the Peace River is something you must do to be considered a true Floridian. Even us Yankees who relocated to the Sunshine State can earn our Florida cred by paddling a portion (or all) 106 miles of the Peace from Polk County in Central Florida to Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Here’s a confession, up until March, I have never paddled the Peace River.

This Sweet Florida Glamping Spot Has Donkeys!

I love camping but I’m at the age where hotel camping is more my speed. Needing to reconnect with nature and center my soul, I used HipCamp to find a sweet Florida glamping spot near Jacksonville called the Good Karma HoneyBee Bnb.

Tips for Planning a Shelling Vacation in Southwest Florida

Interested in planning a shelling vacation in Southwest Florida? Following is a response I provided a reader looking for advice on planning her shelling vacation.

Where to Eat in Punta Gorda: Peace River Beer Company

Wondering where to eat in Punta Gorda, Florida? Give the Thai dishes at Peace River Beer Company a try!

10 Reasons to Love Highlands Hammock State Park in Sebring, Florida

Lush, dense forests, ancient oak trees, boardwalk trails, and history are some of the reasons to visit Highlands Hammock State Park. Here’s what I love about this Sebring park.

My Excellent Adventure Finding Brood X Cicadas in North Georgia

I set out Memorial Day Weekend on a road trip to find Brood X cicadas in North Georgia. Along the way, I visited friends and stayed in dog-friendly HipCamp sites.

HipCamp Stay in North Georgia: Tiger Drive-In Theater in Tiger

The coolest place to camp in North Georgia is the Tiger Drive-In Theater in Tiger.

HipCamp Stay in Hendersonville, North Carolina: NERO Coffee + Camp

I booked a camping spot at NERO Coffee + Camp in Hendersonville, N.C., via HipCamp because it’s close to DuPont State Recreational Forest and the owner has an intriguing story.

HipCamp Stay in Winnsboro, South Carolina: Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin

Horses. Donkeys. A farm dog. Fireflies. And more! The Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin in Winnsboro, S.C. is a magical mountain stay booked through HipCamp.

Earning My Floridian Cred by Canoeing the Peace River Hunting for Fossils

Paddling the Peace River is something you must do to be considered a true Floridian. Even us Yankees who relocated to the Sunshine State can earn our Florida cred by paddling a portion (or all) 106 miles of the Peace from Polk County in Central Florida to Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Here’s a confession, up until March, I have never paddled the Peace River.

Hello Reel Talk Radio Listeners!

If you found me from my appearance on Reel Talk Radio hosted by Capt. Debbie Hanson, hello and welcome! Following are links making solo travel and outdoor adventures easier and topics we discuss on the show.

Best Things to do in Las Vegas: The National Atomic Testing Museum

One of the best things to do in Las Vegas is visit the National Atomic Testing Museum, it’s a blast!

When Plans Change, Watch the Sunrise at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island is a strange, beautiful place to watch the sunrise. It’s dog-friendly, too!

The Candyman’s Gold Ticket Treasure Hunt Introduced me to These Fun and Free Things to do in Georgia

I didn’t solve the clues/riddles during the Candyman’s Gold Ticket Treasure Hunt but I found these fun and free things to do in Georgia.

Things to See in Georgia: Senoia, Where The Walking Dead Films

One of the things to see in Georgia is Senoia where The Walking Dead films. Walking downtown, fans will immediately notice scenes from the show.

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My Excellent Adventure Finding Brood X Cicadas in North Georgia

I set out Memorial Day Weekend on a road trip to find Brood X cicadas in North Georgia. Along the way, I visited friends and stayed in dog-friendly HipCamp sites.

HipCamp Stay in North Georgia: Tiger Drive-In Theater in Tiger

The coolest place to camp in North Georgia is the Tiger Drive-In Theater in Tiger.

HipCamp Stay in Hendersonville, North Carolina: NERO Coffee + Camp

I booked a camping spot at NERO Coffee + Camp in Hendersonville, N.C., via HipCamp because it’s close to DuPont State Recreational Forest and the owner has an intriguing story.

HipCamp Stay in Winnsboro, South Carolina: Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin

Horses. Donkeys. A farm dog. Fireflies. And more! The Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin in Winnsboro, S.C. is a magical mountain stay booked through HipCamp.

Earning My Floridian Cred by Canoeing the Peace River Hunting for Fossils

Paddling the Peace River is something you must do to be considered a true Floridian. Even us Yankees who relocated to the Sunshine State can earn our Florida cred by paddling a portion (or all) 106 miles of the Peace from Polk County in Central Florida to Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida. Here’s a confession, up until March, I have never paddled the Peace River.